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Account Executive / Sales Representative in Tampa / Lakeland, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Job Description

Vaco Tampa is currently hiring an Account Executive to work for a software integrator servicing the education industry. The Account Executive will be responsible for developing the small college territory.

The core mission of the Account Executive - Small College sector is to maximize company's reputation and revenue within this educational segment of the market. Responsible for building and executing on a plan that integrates both market opportunity and competitive threats; the successful contributor in this role will build and grow trusted relationships with customers and internal staff to support Company goals. Effectively build a pipeline of $5M+ in sales opportunities and close on at least $1.5M in new sales on an annual basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prospect and secure initial discussions with new accounts.
  • Follow up on leads generated through Company marketing activities
  • Qualify opportunities and build sales pipeline
  • Present and demonstrate strategic solutions to potential clients in a knowledgeable and compelling way
  • Stay up-to-date on product capabilities, enhancements and road maps
  • Participate in marketing and conference planning activities
  • Communicate with product team on prospect/market needs and trends in territory
  • Update and maintain accuracy of Salesforce information


  • Powerful communication skills, verbal, written and presentation capabilities with both clients and leadership
  • Self-starter, resilient and results-driven
  • Superior interpersonal skills with ability to build trust and encourage consensus
  • Highly organized with outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional team player interested in working as a part of a highly coordinated, collaborative, focused organization
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills in developing, closing and managing deals
  • Strong demonstration of intellect, strategic insights, drive, executive presence and sales acumen
  • Deadline-driven, comfortable working multiple campaigns and managing multiple deliverables
  • Strong computer literacy, including Salesforce and MS Office Suite

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline desired.
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven relationship-based, consultative software sales, preferably experience in higher education technology, with strong record of success in exceeding quota
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with Educational Software